Did you know an individual can sign up as a potential expert advisor to the EU’s research programs? You register your field, what you’d be willing to do (review proposals, monitor existing programs, etc) and if they need someone in your area they might contact you. The workload would be up to 10 days a year with pay and expenses and trips to Brussels. I imagine it’d be a useful way of beginning to understand how the Byzantine funding of EU research works. I signed up. It even assures you that if you’re asked to do it but don’t have time when it comes down to it, you can politely refuse.

8 thoughts on “EU experts

  1. Liz

    Hmmmm. Can’t find anywhere that it restricts experts to citizens of EU countries. Wonder if they allow US experts? (In the PDF version of the call, they do specifically say that they want to have at least 40% women in their database, and encourage applications from qualified women.)

  2. Jill

    I can’t find it now, but I’m sure I read somewhere in all of this that anyone can apply. They want balanced committees in terms of gender, nationality and experience, and might use non-Europeans as well, it said.

    Only I can’t find where it said so 🙂

  3. Carl Robert Blesius

    Sounds like fun, but I hesitate because it might disqualify the “expert” from getting EU funding. Could not find anything on the site about that.

  4. Jill

    Didn’t it say you were only disqualified from being an expert on a program you’re involved in? I think that was either in the F.A.Q. or in the PDF you could download about it?

  5. Anonymous

    I signed up too, it would be interesting to get to see the underbelly of EU, it has a big influence on our life in Europe and I have no clue of how it works (Susana). ^_^

  6. Jill

    Cool, Susana! Yeah, I agree, it’d be useful to understand – and, uh, “master”, the EU. Kind of complicated, I suspect, but perhaps if we just take it step by step…

  7. Mathemagenic

    How to advise EU and do research in other countries
    Jill Walker :”cit”Did you know an individual can sign up as a potential expert advisor to the EU’s research programs ? You register your field, what you’d be willing to do (review proposals, monitor existing programs, etc) and if they need someone in your

  8. Collin vs. Blog

    Expertise, anyone?
    Jill Walker has a post today about signing up to serve as an expert EU advisor, for reviewing proposals, programs, et al., and it put me in mind of another of my pet peeves with respect to our own organization…

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